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A case of Female to Male sex reversal in a Rhode Island Red

by Alan - September 20th, 2012.
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The photos below are of a Rhode Island Red (RIR) chicken who was born female and has since taken on the secondary sexual characteristics of a male (rooster).  I don’t know her exact age, as she came to me as an adult, but the change occurred this year, about a year after she had been living here.

Here is an article on Sex_reversal_in_chickens from the Florida State university Extension Institute of Food and Agricultural science.

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